Monthly Archives: October 2011

Panties Above the Door

My BFF came charging out of the bathroom at the internet café on the island of Mykonos where we were chatting up the kiddos via FaceTime. As the oldest child, C.J.’s Brother dutifully held the iPad back in Cali. When … Continue reading

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If My Son Is Going To Hell, So Am I

I used to like going to church. My entire youth and early 20s were spent at church. I was there once, often twice a week, learning how to be a good Christian, playing broom hockey, taking gently worn shoes to … Continue reading

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Here I Am!

Hey Everybody!  Some of you have noticed that I went M.I.A. last week.  I was actually in Greece on “holiday” as super-fancy people here in the states call it; the rest of us call it vacation.  Either way, C.J.’s Dad … Continue reading

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C.J. Starts Soccer

“Ohhhh, Mama, I look like a soccer player!” C.J. is standing in front of my mirrored closet twisting back and forth at the waist, watching his shimmery black athletic shorts — which are two sizes too big — sway below … Continue reading

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Things I Never Thought I’d Say to My Son, Part 3

• You can’t wear that pink headband to the rodeo, I don’t think the cowboys will appreciate it. • You can wear your new tap shoes to bed tonight, but we can’t make this a habit. • Little boys who … Continue reading

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